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    Re: Regluing a loose back

    Here are some pictures of the jig (similar to the "Sunburst Jig" -- thanks John) I built to push the sides in to align better with the back:

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    Re: Regluing a loose back

    Yes thanks. everyone for the advice. Very helpful!!
    I built a jig similar to John's to add moderated pressure to bring the rims into alignment with the back and glued the area near the tail piece....
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    Re: Regluing a loose back

    Here is a picture of the back and rim---and showing the mismatch. This is not glued up--the back is just resting on the rims here.

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    Re: Regluing a loose back

    Hi--am reviving this old thread. It has been very useful. I am a hobby luthier and and helping out a friend who had the back of his mandolin at the tailpiece separate from the rim. The sides...
  5. Fall String Gathering, Clarion Hotel, Baraboo, WI, Nov 8-10, 2019

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    Nov 8-10, 2019
    Clarion Hotel and Convention Center
    626 West Pine St
    Baraboo, WI 53913
    608-356-6422

    We invite you to join us at our 2019 Fall String Gathering, to be held November...
  6. Re: Spring String Gathering, Baraboo, WI, Clarion Hotel, 4/12-14/

    Here is the poster for our Spring String Gathering---free to forward to others who might be interested!!

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  7. Re: Spring String Gathering, Baraboo, WI, Clarion Hotel, 4/12-14/

    Hi--Here is the schedule for the specific jams and workshops (the old time jams will be going on non-stop).

    Friday evening:
    > Gypsy swing 7:00pm-9:00pm, 5th floor suite
    > Carter family style...
  8. Spring String Gathering, Baraboo, WI, Clarion Hotel, 4/12-14/19

    Hope you can make it to our Spring String Gathering and Jam Fest!!!! April 12-14, 2019

    WEBLINK: www.stringgathering.com

    The Baraboo Clarion Hotel venue will have multiple jam areas always...
  9. Update-Fall String Gathering,11/16-18,Clarion Hotel, Baraboo, WI

    Here is additional info and a schedule of events for the Fall String Gathering -- 11/16-18/18, Clarion Hotel, Baraboo, WI

    Hope you can make it to our Fall String Gathering and Jam Fest!!!!

    The...
  10. Fall String Gathering, Clarion Hotel, Nov 16-18, 2018-Jam Fest!!

    Welcome!! Are you ready to jam, learn and share new tunes, and join with others and have a great time!!

    Traditional music lovers, mark the weekend of November 16-18, 2018 on your calendars for...
  11. Re: Wood Binding--Preventing the Stain From Bleeding onto Binding

    Hey Thanks Marty---Yes, I was planning to test all of this on scrap as you suggest.

    Appreciate it.

    Andy
  12. Wood Binding--Preventing the Stain From Bleeding onto Bindings

    Hi Cafe Members--Thoughts on using shellac to prevent stain from the body bleeding onto or into the bindings.

    I was thinking that I would brush shellac on the binding rabbet and on the binding...
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    Re: Fabric Softener for bending sides

    Hi---I have been on a mission to use curly maple binding on my current F-5 build. Maybe its a fools erand...but I have had some success. It just looks so cool!!!!

    I have used fabric softener...
  14. Label Inside Mandolin---When Do You Attach It?

    Hi Mando Builders,
    So it seems that many builders attach the label to the inside of the back through the F-hole after it is pretty much built vs attaching it to the back before the back is attached...
  15. Co-Mando Guest of the Week-Lynn Dudenbostel-From A While Ago

    Hey Fellow Builders--Do you know about or remember the Mandozine website--lots of mando content including posting the Co-mando Guest of the Week email "blogs" from over 10 years ago.

    Lots of...
  16. Re: Shimming the Dovetail Joint---Dovetails Revisited

    Thanks for responding---I have already put your help to use during an early sat morning session at the bench....I am getting there but with quite a bit of fine tuning -- sanding/filing/shaving with...
  17. Shimming the Dovetail Joint---Dovetails Revisited

    Hi builders...

    Another dovetail question--and this has to do with shimming the joint.

    1) Do builders glue the shims to the tenon and neck surfaces, sand/shave to fit the neck into the...
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    Re: Yet Another Dovetail Question....

    Thanks John and James...going the chalk route was my next step.

    Yes---I have watched it many times and really think its very instructive---I think that your approach is right on. I mostly enjoy...
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    Yet Another Dovetail Question....

    Hi Fellow Mando Builders,

    Working on dovetails and am using the straight dovetail with a slight taper sanded/filed into the dovetail and headlock. I wonder any of if you can would have any tips or...
  20. Re: Spring String Gathering, Portage, WI April 20-22, BG/OT Jamf

    Hi Everyone--It looks like we will have a great Spring String Gathering this year! People booked 25 rooms already at the hotel---however we are pretty sure more rooms are available.

    Also--for...
  21. Re: F-5 Point Material Choice--When Using Curly Maple Bindings

    Veneer Tamer is a product similar to "super soft" and is used to help flatten veneers prior to glue up.

    I have used it with the curly maple binding and seemed to improve the bending without as...
  22. F-5 Point Material Choice--When Using Curly Maple Bindings

    Hi--Have any of you used ebony or any other mater for the corner points along with curly maple binding? Just wondering what types of point material builders have used besides celluloid or bone and...
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    Re: Spindle Sander for Binding Thicknessing?

    Thanks for the great suggestions....I will use the 2" "high" pieces and also use 120 grit sleeves.

    This such a wonderful website....thanks to everyone for being so helpful.

    Andy
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    Spindle Sander for Binding Thicknessing?

    Hi folks,
    I am making wood binding (curly maple/koa/plain maple--.040"/.020"/.020") and plan on using my spindle sander (with a fence) to get it to the right thickness for each binding layer....
  25. Spring String Gathering, Portage, WI April 20-22, BG/OT Jamfest!

    The Spring String Gathering Is Back!

    website: https://stringgathering.org

    Attention Midwest Bluegrass and Old Time Musicians (and fans)--this spring you can join in on a great weekend of...
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